Commencement is the culmination of years of hard work and study. It’s the celebration of all our students have accomplished and the great future that awaits them. The College holds one ceremony each May.


Office of Student Life
Ulla Searing Student Center
Second Floor
1130 Greensboro Lane
Sarasota, FL 34234

2024 Ceremony

Commencement took place on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 3:30 pm. The ceremony was held at a new location this year: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida.

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Information for Graduates and Guests

Learn where to order caps and gowns, tickets, when to arrive on graduation day, and more.​

Commencement Speaker

Michael Bonner

Disruptive Innovator and Entrepreneur
Recognized as Ellen Degeneres Favorite Teacher, Atlanta’s 40 Under 40

Michael Bonner is a renowned leader, innovator, and performance booster who is a trailblazer in leadership development and organizational culture. He is a dynamic keynote speaker as seen on The Ellen Show, NBC Nightly News, and Time for Kids, and a recent recipient of Atlanta’s 40 under 40 awards. He is the CEO of Bonnerville, a business that promotes the value of self-care and a highly respected team member at the famed Ron Clark Academy.

Bonner empowers leaders to build genuine relationships and establish a positive organizational culture, vision, and team development. His seminars challenge listeners to reflect, strategize, and execute in order to increase their efficiency in the workplace and personal areas. He empowers listeners to build genuine relationships with their teams and colleagues because, “You cannot demand a withdrawal from someone you have never invested in.”

Bonner’s transformative approach leaves C-suite and nonprofit leaders, educators, and administrators confident and prepared to become world-changing citizens who garner significant impact.

To learn more about Michael Bonner, visit and follow him on all social media platforms. @michaelbonner_